My question involves criminal law for the state of: IOWA
I got charged with a DUI 2 months ago, first offense; I never had anything else on my record except a few speeding tickets way back in 2000/01.
I got everything resolved in regards to my DUI I already took the classes, got the ignition installed, my work permit etc. The only thing I have left to do is my court date which is tomorrow, 05/22/08.
My blood alcohol level when I was arrested was .141 which means I can go for deferred judgment. I have a lawyer and I have tried to ask these questions but never really get a direct answer, it's not clear and I am starting to get the feeling that my lawyer is clueless.
I had previously planned on moving to Germany in May/June since I got my DUI I had to stick around and get everything resolved. Now, I found out I am going to be put on probation and my attorney is telling me since I have a family emergency the PO won't have a problem with me moving to Germany for a few months and who knows maybe I'll stay there.
So, I guess my question is...since I am able to go for deferred judgment, will the serious misdemeanor be removed from my record or will I always have that on my record? How long is the probation and can I move to another country while on probation?
I have a dual citizenship does that make a difference?